Privacy policy

This Data Protection Policy informs users in line with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG) about the type, scope and purpose of the data transmitted when using this web site.

Note: When data are transmitted via the internet, there is always the risk of security gaps. Full protection against access by third parties is not feasible.
Legal Basis for the Processing of Personal Data
To the extent that we obtain consent from the data subjects for processes related to processing personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Access Data
Independently of the web site operator, the site provider 1&1 collects data relating to the site being accessed and stores it as “server log files”. The following data is recorded:

Visited documents
·         Visit time
·         Amount of sent data in bytes
·         Source/link that brought the user to the site (e.g., results page of a search engine)
·         Browser used
·         Operating system used
·         IP address (anonymized after 7 days)

Example from a log file with anonymized IP address:
180.76.15.x - - [26/Feb/2018:00:07:50 +0100] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 865 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2" "-"

The last few digits of the IP address (180.76.15.x - -) have been automatically redacted by the provider 1&1, so that no IP addresses are stored over a longer period of time.

The rest of the data can be visualized in form of diagrams using the statistics software 1&1 Analytics. This is used solely for statistical analyses to improve and protect the web site, for instance in order to prevent access by hackers or spambots. This software is part of the hosting provider’s basic functionality, regardless of whether we use it or not. However, as opposed to external statistics software such as Google Analytics, no data is transmitted to an external server.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. Your browser accesses this data. This website uses a session cookie that is required for technical reasons and automatically deleted after the browser has been closed; it stores no personal or web-relevant data. Using cookies makes this web site more user-friendly.

Common browsers offer the option of blocking cookies in the settings. This setting can usually be found under “Settings->Privacy and security". The wording can vary slightly, depending on the browser. In this case, it would, however, not be ensured that the user can access all functions of this web site without any restrictions.

Handling of Personal Data
The web site operators themselves do not collect or store any personal data such as name, address or phone number unless the user sends it voluntarily to the web site provider, for instance, using a contact form.

Server log files, however, are stored. For more information about server log files, please refer to the “Access Data” section at the start of this Data Protection Policy.

How Contact Details Are Handled
If you contact the web site operator using the provided contact options, your details are stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your query. This data will not be shared with third parties without your consent.

Encrypted Transmission of Form Data
During each transmission of a form (e.g., a contact form), there is the theoretical risk of data being read by third parties. In order to minimize this risk, the web site operator uses encrypted transmission methods.

Linked Web Sites
This Data Protection Policy does not apply to other providers’ web sites to which we link on our web sites using hyperlinks.

Conclusion of a Service Agreement
In order to ensure processing in line with the principles of data protection, we have concluded a service agreement with our hosting service.

User Rights: Information, Rectification and Deletion
You as user can upon request be informed free of charge about what data is stored about you. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g., data retention requirements), you have the right to rectify inaccurate data and to block or delete your personal data.
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